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You can Install a K&N filter and archieve almost the same results. I pick mine at www.automotion.com for under $70.00. I also remove the restrictor plate, also known as desnorkle of a 987. Hope this help.
I own a 2005 987 boxster with 8500 miles on the clock. I resently start to see a masage on the center cluster; that I need to take the car in for service in # of days. Did anybody here know how to reset this masage? I don't what to take the car into the dealer for an 8500 miles service. The mesage is a little anoying because it pop up at any time:cursing:
I install a K&N fillter On my 987 boxster as soon it was available on the market. same reason; used on many past vehicles with no problems. So far no problems after a few months of hard driving. Better trottle response and sound; no decrease on gas millage found. Also the car has the intake restrictor plate removed. As for your question; the best way to tackle the installation of the filter without removing the air box is: 1. Do the whole opening the engine procedure. 2. Move the driver seat foward and position yourself behind the seat; so you can reach the inside of the air box thru underneath the roll bars and work inside the Air box withing reach. 3 Place the filter inside the box; the same way you have the factory one out. (Remenber the tilting procedure). 4. the easier way to do the alingment of the filter on the oval mounting surfice; is to compleately loose the metal holding clamp. Leave the metal clamp hanging, but push it in place at the same time as you push the filter in place. (Make sure you hold the filter only by the 2 rubber tabs at the neck of it while pushing in). It should slide right in with some toggle. 5. Re-install the phillips screw to keep it level and in place. 6. To tigh the metal clamp; I foud the easy way is to hold the bottom (treaded portion) with a pair of neddle nose pliers ,alined pushing in at the same time from the top with one of those socked end type screw drivers to get it started. (I dont remenber the size from top of my mind; sorry) 7. screw the metal clamp and you are done. Not really a hard task; Just a little complicated due to space. Hope you enjoy your new filter; soon. :thumbup:
Where I live there's lots of dust and debris in the air all the time, so I prefer to regularly clean the air filter rather than buy a new one every couple of months. I have no worries of damaging the MAS, i've used this type of filters in two of my previous cars and never had any trouble. I just take the time and patience so as not to over oil them. Anyway if the MAS were to fail I would just replace the K&N with the stock air filter. I'm looking for the extra intake sound without having to waste $350 on the Evolution Motorsports intake. Also, in all of the other cars I've intalled the air filters I've noticed a slightly better trottle response, don't know if it will happen in the boxster but it could. I've talked to lots of porsche owners who run their daily and track cars with K&N filters and none have had any trouble with their MAS. Also the guys at my Porsche dealer are really cool and they don't bother with stupid stuff like this. I've read about MAS problems but most of them were on completely stock cars, so it probably is just a factory defect and people as always trying to scare others with "stories they've heard". So don't worry and I'll let you know if anything ever happens. You will need to shorten-up on your oil change interval too, since you will be letting more air and dirt into your engine.
Wads: I Remove the restrictor plate on my 05 987 as soon that I figure how to remove the vents, but left in place the snorkle. The plate was remove maybe 2 or three weeks after purchasing the car. I actually was looking for more trottle sound. What I notice after removing the plate was a little more trottle sound not really noticiable if you have top and windows up; but quicker respond in the trottle specially if you have the sport button press. So far the car has 4500 miles on the clock and not a single issue. The car has being driven in the hot sun and rainy days too. About gas consumption; Last week I was driving from Little Rock, AR to Menphis, TN for a dealer Apointment and it was averaging from 25-27 mpg driving 75-80 mph. Ambient temperature was in the mid 90's. Hope this help answering your question. I am waiting for delivery of a K&N filter who is on back order till mid August, I tell you how sound and trottle improve once I receive and install it. :drive: